Coordinates: 49°40′0″N 8°37′0″E / 49.66667°N 8.61667°E / 49.66667; 8.61667
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Coat of arms of Bensheim
Location of Bensheim
Bensheim is located in Germany
Bensheim is located in Hesse
Coordinates: 49°40′0″N 8°37′0″E / 49.66667°N 8.61667°E / 49.66667; 8.61667
Admin. regionDarmstadt
 • MayorChristine Klein
 • Total57.83 km2 (22.33 sq mi)
123 m (404 ft)
 • Total42,089
 • Density730/km2 (1,900/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Postal codes
64601 – 64625
Dialling codes06251
Vehicle registrationHP

Bensheim is a city in Hesse, Germany. It is at the edge of the Odenwald and near to the river Rhine. It had 39,642 inhabitants in 2005 and is the biggest city of the Bergstraße district.

Industry[change | change source]

Economically it is in an area where wine grapes are grown. Many small businesses in the areas such as electronics, software development or services can be found.

The city has also factories/offices of Sirona Archived 2008-11-21 at the Wayback Machine former known as Siemens, Tyco International, Akzo Nobel Archived 2008-02-18 at the Wayback Machine, Suzuki and SAP SI Archived 2019-06-29 at the Wayback Machine.

Bensheim-Auerbach - Fürstenlager State Park[change | change source]

The ”Fürstenlager” near Bensheim-Auerbach are simple buildings built like a village around the Good Well in the middle of a landscaped park. Its owners sought the peace of a rural idyll far removed from the court.

Neighbouring communities and areas[change | change source]

To the West, Bensheim borders Lorsch and Einhausen; to the North Zwingenberg; to the East Lautertal; and to the South Heppenheim.

It is also known for its good traffic connections to other nearby cities. In the North Darmstadt and Frankfurt am Main; in the East Worms; and in the South Heidelberg, Mannheim and Ludwigshafen are all within an hour's drive.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Bevölkerung in Hessen am 31.12.2022 nach Gemeinden" (XLS) (in German). Hessisches Statistisches Landesamt. June 2023.

Other websites[change | change source]

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